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Aug
28
Mon
‘Smart Heritage’ @ Bharati Vidyapeeth Institute of Environment Education and Research
Aug 28 – Aug 30 all-day

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Dates:    28 – 30 August 2017

Venue:   Bharati Vidyapeeth Institute of Environment Education and Research

                  Pune-Satara Road, Dhankawadi, Pune, Maharashtra 411043, India

 

ORIGIN
The term ‘Smart Heritage’ was coined in Spain at a joint meeting at a round table in 2014 at the International Biennial of Art and Heritage Management (AR&PA) in Valladolid about ‘India-Spain Co-operation in the field of Heritage Conservation and Management’. During the roundtable, INTACH suggested initiating a programme wherein a group of heritage experts, with diverse approaches, would debate about challenges faced by heritage and the acts of heritage preservation and promotion in the wake of changing global scenarios, specifically in the case of ‘Smart’ cities. The idea was born out of an objective to transform these debates into a collection of ‘essential lessons’ to deliberate on smart heritage in smart cities.

BACKGROUND
The general aim is to organise a three-day consultative meet to understand broadly the concept of ‘Smart Heritage’, analysing the meaning of ‘Smart Heritage within a Smart City’ as well as understanding the application of the concept within the management of a ‘Smart City’. There will be a special field visit within the city where the participants will get a direct experience through a background study of the city’s “Smart City” project.

OBJECTIVE
The operational objective is to create awareness around the concept of “Smart Heritage” in Smart City. The consultative meet will also endeavour to make ideas like community participation, e-governance, and new operational technologies popular. The consultative meet will also try to study the initial effect that the ‘Smart City’ project has had on Heritage using the entire city as our study pool.

LEARNING OUTCOMES
Upon completion of this course the participants should be able to:
• Understand the concept of Smart Heritage
• Apply the concept in to produce a dossier of recommendations of the lessons learned in order to be transferable to other Smart Cities in India.
• Recognise the aspects within a Smart Heritage within a Smart City
• Critically analyse the historical assets in cities as well as finding practical solutions to bridge the gap between heritage and urban development.

REGISTRATION CHARGE
None

Participants are responsible for their own travel and accommodation expenses.

Registration Form: Registration-Form

CONTACT
Academic enquiries
Mr Navin Piplani
pd.iha@intach.org

Registration and Administrative enquiries
Ms Tejaswi Mehta
tra1.iha@intach.org

 

consolidated (2)
Collaborators Bharati Vidyapeeth Deemed University (BVDU), Pune Biennale Foundation & Dr Bhanuben Nanavati College Of Architecture For Women (BNCA) along with Local Resource Partner INTACH Pune Chapter.

 

Oct
23
Mon
Chapter Members Workshop
Oct 23 – Oct 25 all-day

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Dec
4
Mon
Management of Cultural Heritage Sites
Dec 4 – Dec 5 all-day

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Dec
18
Mon
Heritage, Tourism and Sustainability
Dec 18 – Dec 20 all-day

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Study, Use and Conservation of Historic Stained Glass
Dec 18 – Dec 21 all-day

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Venue: KRVIA, Mumbai

18 – 21 December 2017

Aim

The course will introduce some of the key philosophical issues and practical challenges which arise in the conservation of stained glass in historic buildings.

Content

A four-day hands-on practical course in collaboration with Kamla Raheja Vidyanidhi Institute for Architecture and Environmental Sciences is designed to provide an understanding on the stained glass as a historic material and also focus on various aspects related to use of stained glass in a historic building, which includes manufacture, cutting and fixing of glass along with its conservation. The theory behind the use and conservation of stained glass will be supported by illustrative discussions and practical hands-on sessions at the site and studios. A guided tour of a project site and conservation studios will demonstrate how some of the issues and problems of stained glass conservation are being addressed. Specially designed practical sessions taken by working professionals in the field will provide a unique opportunity for participants to work alongside traditional craftspeople and gain hands-on experience of working with historic stained glass. this will help illustrate and discuss a range of issues and challenges related to stained glass conservation with professionals, experts and craftspeople.

Learning Outcomes

Upon completion of this course, the participants should

  • develop an understanding of stained glass in historic context,
  • assess the problems and issues associated with conservation of historic stained glass,
  • gain an introduction to some of the key approaches and techniques to the conservation of stained glass through practical hands-on conservation
  • start thinking critically about the present and future of traditional craft skills, especially those related to the use and conservation of historic stained glass.

Speakers

The course will be taught by the staff at INTACH and invited guest speakers on specific aspects of the course.

Participants

Conservation Students, fine art students, young professionals, conservation experts, heritage consultants, conservators and interested individuals.

Course registration charge: Rs. 4000

[This includes registration charge, delegate packs, any handouts for the course, refreshments, lunches, tools etc.]

Concessional charges

10 % less for INTACH members and employees

20 % less for students

Please download the Registration form: Registration Form

Travel to and from the course venue and accommodation in Mumbai is to be arranged and paid by the participants.

 Contact:

Academic enquiries:

Mr Navin Piplani – pd.iha@intach.org

Registration and administrative enquiries:

Ms Shradha Arora – cap1.iha@intach.org

 

Collaborator

Kamla Raheja Vidyanidhi Institute for Architecture and Environmental Studies

KRVIA

Jan
15
Mon
Smart Heritage – Bhopal
Jan 15 – Jan 17 all-day
Smart Heritage - Bhopal

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Bhopal

15th – 17th January 2018

“Heritage is of increasing significance to each society. Why this is so is not entirely clear but probably it has to do with the increasing speed of modernization and the scale of change in society. In such circumstances, evidence of past societies can provide a sense of belonging and security to modern societies and be an anchor in a rapidly changing world…Understanding the past can also be of great help for managing the problems of the present and the future” (UNESCO, 2013).

As the current ‘Smart City’ plans have resulted in many new developments in different facets of living like mobility, security, management, energy, health, etc. In retrospect, the heritage of the city remains ‘protected’ from change and invariably becomes static. Many fail to realize that Heritage by nature is a dynamic concept that includes not only the building but also emotions, history, stories, traditions, economies and social functioning. Hence if the city is on a path to becoming ‘Smart’ heritage too should redefine in order to “help manage the problems of the present and the future”.

BACKGROUND

The first step was taken in 2014, during a joint meeting at the International Biennial of Art and Heritage Management (AR&PA) in Valladolid, Spain about ‘India-Spain Co-operation in the field of Heritage Conservation and Management’. It was then the committee of the roundtable conference coined the term ‘Smart Heritage’.

During the conference, INTACH suggested initiating a programme wherein a group of heritage experts, with diverse approaches, would debate about challenges faced by heritage and the acts of heritage preservation and promotion in the wake of changing global scenarios, specifically in the case of ‘Smart’ cities. The idea was born out of an objective to transform these debates into a collection of ‘essential lessons’ to deliberate on “smart heritage in smart cities”.

AIM

The general aim is to organize a three-day workshop to understand and develop broadly the concept of ‘Smart Heritage’; analyze the meaning of ‘Smart Heritage within a Smart City’ and prepare a methodology for its application within the management of a ‘Smart City’.

OBJECTIVE

The operational objective is to create awareness and initiate a dialogue around the concept of “Smart Heritage” in Smart City. The workshop will also endeavor to make ideas like community participation, e-governance, and new operational technologies popular. The workshop will also try to engage the participants to provide solutions and devise methods to make heritage ‘smart’.

 LEARNING OUTCOMES

Upon completion of this course the participants should be able to:

  • Understand the concept of Smart Heritage
  • Apply the concept in to produce a dossier of recommendations of the lessons learned in order to be transferable to other Smart Cities in India.
  • Recognize the aspects of a Smart Heritage within a Smart City
  • Critically analyze the historical assets in cities as well as finding practical solutions to bridge the gap between heritage and urban development.

REGISTRATION CHARGES

Free

REGISTRATIONRegistration-Form

CONTACT

Academic enquiries:

Mr Navin Piplani – pd.iha@intach.org

Administrative and Registration Enquires:

Ms Tejaswi Mehta – tra1.iha@intach.org

 

Jan
22
Mon
Understanding Living Heritage in India @ INTACH
Jan 22 – Jan 24 all-day
Understanding Living Heritage in India @ INTACH | New Delhi | Delhi | India

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22 – 24 January 2018


The practices, representations, expressions, knowledge, skills – as well as the instruments, objects, artifacts and cultural spaces associated therewith – that communities, groups and, in some cases, individuals recognize as part of their cultural heritage. This intangible cultural heritage, transmitted from generation to generation, is constantly recreated by communities and groups in response to their environment, their interaction with nature and their history, and provides them with a sense of identity and continuity, thus promoting respect for cultural diversity and human creativity.

(UNESCO, 2003)


Many unprotected heritage sites are still in use, and the manner in which they continue to be kept in use represents the ‘living’ heritage of India. This heritage is manifest in both tangible and intangible forms, and in its diversity defines the composite culture of the country. Conserving the ‘living’ heritage, therefore, offers the potential to conserve both traditional buildings and traditional ways of building.

(INTACH Charter, 2004)


AIM

A broad aim of the 3-day course is to create an understanding of the concept of ‘Living Heritage’ and assess values associated with it and explore its application for the conservation of cultural heritage.

OBJECTIVE

This 3-day course is designed to explore the concept of ‘Living Heritage’ through interactive sessions on intangible heritage and traditional crafts. The course will attempt to shape an understanding in the various activities that crafts-people have been carrying out since a long time – what motivates them, how is the tradition passed on and how is this documented? In addition to this, we will delve into the aspects like types of ‘living’ heritage, conserving living architectural heritage and methods of documenting living heritage.

LEARNING OUTCOMES

Upon completion of this course the participants will:

  1. gain an understanding of the concept of ‘living heritage’
  2. gain an understanding of the relation between ‘living’, intangible and tangible heritage
  3. get introduced to the methods of document ‘living heritage’
  4. develop earning the different types of ‘living heritage’ in the Indian context
  5. be able to determine the approaches to its conservation and management

Course registration charge: Rs. 3000

[This includes registration charge, delegate packs, any handouts for the course, refreshments, lunches etc.]

Concessional charges

10 % less for INTACH members and employees

20 % less for students

Please download the Registration form: Registration-Form_UNDERSTANDING LIVING HERITAGE

CONTACT

Academic enquiries:

Mr Navin Piplani

pd.iha@intach.org

Administrative and Registration Enquires:

Ms Shradha Arora

cap1.iha@intach.org

Feb
19
Mon
Heritage in Economic Development
Feb 19 – Feb 21 all-day

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More information coming soon!

Feb
26
Mon
Documentation of Architectural Sites @ INTACH Chennai Chapter
Feb 26 – Mar 2 all-day
Documentation of Architectural Sites @ INTACH Chennai Chapter
Workshop on Documentation of Architectural Sites

26 February – 02 March 2018

Venue: Chennai

During the Jury process for the selection of awardees of the Heritage Awards for excellence in documentation of unprotected heritage 2017 , held on 11th December 2017 at INTACH;  it was also suggested by the jury members to conduct specialized documentation workshops in the three zones (North, South and Central), tentatively in Chennai, Pune and Bhubaneswar.

To take this forward, IHA is organizing the ‘Documentation of Architectural Sites’ workshop for faculty of architectural colleges in Chennai during 26 February 2018 – 02 March 2018, in collaboration with INTACH Chennai Chapter.

Aim
A broad aim of the training program is to discuss the various methods for identification and documentation of heritage buildings/sites with the faculty of architectural colleges.

Content
The faculty training program will help the participants to understand the importance of conservation of historic sites and analyzing their tangible and intangible factors. The discussions and onsite studies will illustrate some of the key methods for identification, demarcation and documentation of heritage buildings/sites. The participants will be exposed to the approaches and skills for documentation and recording of heritage buildings/sites. All- day site visits will be organized for the hands-on practical training of participants under the guidance of architectural documentation experts.

Learning Outcomes
The training Programme comprising of two parts with a series of expert lectures and hands-on practical experience on site is going to help the participants in:

  • Understanding the importance of architectural heritage and its values.
  • Creating importance of architectural documentation and condition assessment of historic buildings/sites.
  • Classifying and marking structural issues and challenges at building level and documenting the same.
  • Gaining hands-on experience and knowledge of how to identify, list and document heritage site.
  • Understanding the tools of heritage documentation like sketches, drawings and visual documentation.

Speakers
The training program will be led by Prof Vasavada with the help of experts in the documentation of cultural heritage sites. 

Collaborating partners
INTACH Chennai Chapter

For any queries and further details, please contact:
Mr. Navin Piplani, Principal Director – pd.iha@intach.org

Ms Shradha Arora, Programme Associate – cap1.iha@intach.org

May
7
Mon
Financing and Fundraising for Heritage Management
May 7 – May 9 all-day

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